Saudi Arabia launches Crackdown against labor violations

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

06th Dec, 2020. 04:03 pm
Saudi Arabia

Authorities in Saudi Arabia, in a crackdown, unveiled more than 20 violations of the kingdom’s labor and residency regulations.

According to the details, the crackdown was launched in Riyadh. Media reports said that most violations were related to domestic workers found to have been illegally hired by employers other than their official ones.

In addition to this the authorities said that the violators have been referred to the General Administration for Expatriates Affairs to be deported.

Ministry of Human Resources’ inspection teams also registered other violations that include lack of medical insurance for Saudi employees and illegal self-employment by expatriates.  

Let it be known that millions of migrant workers in the kingdom stand to benefit from the reforms, which will come into effect on March 14, 2021.

It is pertinent to mention here that local police arrested five illegal expatriates for dealing in bogus sterilizers and detergents.

A spokesman for the Mecca region police Major Mohammed Al Ghamdi said that the five found to be violators of the kingdom’s labor and residency regulations are Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals,

They were involved in bottling chemical substances of unknown origin using fake trademarks, he added.

2,256 packets were found in the suspects ‘possession before distribution inside a warehouse they ran in Jeddah, the official said.

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